For most of her 82 years, Ernestine Rose fought for women’s rights – especially the vote. She never lived to see it, but she also never gave up. “'Agitate! agitate!' Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation – the one is life, the other death,” she proclaimed. She spoke out and organized, petitioned and wrote. Her efforts helped bring about future gains and can inspire us to forge ahead now.